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La Farge, Oliver 1901-1963

Overview
Works: 199 works in 826 publications in 8 languages and 23,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Pictorial works  History  Case studies  Western stories  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Composer, Other
Classifications: PS3523.A2663, 970.1
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Most widely held works about Oliver La Farge
 
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Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge( Book )

152 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 3,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the romance between a Navajo boy and girl
A pictorial history of the American Indian by Oliver La Farge( Book )

80 editions published between 1906 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 3,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains sections of art, customs and social organization
Five families; Mexican case studies in the culture of poverty by Oscar Lewis( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Lewis presenta en este estudio antropológico un cuadro íntimo y objetivo de la vida diaria de cinco familias mexicanas, procedentes de un mismo pueblo, que han ido a vivir a la ciudad de México. La pobreza forma el sustrato de esta aportación al estudio de la actual sociedad mexicana
Behind the mountains by Oliver La Farge( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine yourself in a secluded green valley high in the mountains of northern New Mexico. You are one of a large family who own a sheep and cattle ranch surrounding the little village of Rociada. Your father, a Spaniard, is the revered and distinguished Jose Baca, and your mother, Dona Marguerite, is of French descent. Everyone in the village loves and respects your family as their patrones, appealing to them in times of trouble and bringing them gifts at Christmas. Out of the everyday life of the Baca family, the village people, their customs and superstitions, Oliver La Farge has drawn, for example, the touching story of young Pino's disillusionment with his hero, the horse thief Pascual. Or there is the account of the wedding shoes that pinched until the bride was in tears. Then there is Carmen's discovery of treachery in the unlit hovel of the blind religious and the amusing tale of how Pino was punished for his arrogance the night the Archbishop came to dinner. But beneath this rippling surface of adventure, tenderness, and humor rides the gradual encroachment of the outside world on Rociada, one of the last survivals of the ancient Spanish way of life in the United States. Finally, this idyllic village succumbs to the invasion of tourists and the machine, and Rociada becomes only a dream of the past -- Book jacket
The American Indian by Oliver La Farge( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 1974 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial history of Indian civilization. Grades 5 and up
Santa Fe; the autobiography of a southwestern town by Oliver La Farge( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author who gave America a great book on Indian life, Laughing Boy, and a splendid succession of books of fiction and nonfiction based in the Southwest, as at last chosen Santa Fe, his own place of residence, for one of the most absorbing of his accounts. For 110 years, The New Mexican has been the mirror of Santa Fe life. It reflects the story of a peculiar community, at once raw frontier and older than any other surviving capital or any other settlement, with the possible exception of St. Augustine. From its pages, Mr. La Farge has extracted the narrative of the city, from its occupation by Americans after the Mexican War to the present. We see Santa Fe emerge from a remote Mexican provincial capital, newly annexed, besieged by hostile Indians. Then, as Indian troubles fade away, the era of the bad man, highway robbers, casual gunfights, and lynch law appears, to be followed by a modicum of law and order, gold rushers (mostly for no gold), a fake diamond find, the beginning of coal mining, and the appearance of tourists. How "modern" Santa Fe made its appearance is the story of how brick dwellings almost triumphed over the ancient adobe of other centuries. It is also the story of how the Indian returned to Santa Fe, from which his art and handicrafts have been diffused to the larger world. It is the story of great writers and artists: among the former, Alice Corbin, Carl Sandburg, Witter Bynner, and Mary Austin; and among the latter, Randall Davey and John Sloan. But the story of Santa Fe must be allowed to tell itself, as Oliver La Farge has wisely chosen to do in this interesting book -- Book jacket
The door in the wall; stories by Oliver La Farge( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve short stories which probe the mystery of an anthropologist's life
The man with the calabash pipe; some observations by Oliver La Farge( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best of 13 years' contributions to the "New Mexican". For contents, see Author Catalog
The enemy gods by Oliver La Farge( Book )

22 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myron's years in the Christian school destroy his faith in the Navajo gods and the ancient ways of his people
Sparks fly upward, a novel by Oliver La Farge( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1959 in English and Spanish and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopted half-breed son a of a high-caste Spaniard becomes the darling of the aristocrats, but returns and leads the Indians in a victorious revolt
As long as the grass shall grow by Oliver La Farge( Book )

10 editions published between 1940 and 1980 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eagle in the egg by Oliver La Farge( Book )

14 editions published between 1949 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om den amerikanske Air Transport Command (ATC) under 2. verdenskrig
The changing Indian by Oliver La Farge( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 1984 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pause in the desert : a collection of short stories by Oliver La Farge( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and German and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver La Farge covers may aspects of life in these sixteen stories, which range from an old man facing death, alone in the Mexican bush, in "Old Century's River," to some boys facing the responsibilities of life at St. Peter's school in "By the Boys Themselves"; from the science fiction of the great computing machines , in "John the Revelator," to the world of gourmets in "La Spécialité de M. Duclos"; from the violent death of a man off the Rhode Island coast, in "Thick on the Bay," to the quiet death of a marriage in New Mexico, in "A Pause in the Desert." The reader can be sure of finding in this variety the story to fit his taste and mood and sure too of finding in each the craftsmanship that marks all Mr. La Farge's work--what the New York Tribune called "the clean grace of his writing." This is a book to own, to enjoy, to lend to those friends who can be trusted to return it, and to give to those who cannot -- Book jacket
All the young men by Oliver La Farge( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Eulalia : the religion of a Cuchumatán Indian town by Oliver La Farge( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War below zero; the battle for Greenland by Bernt Balchen( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II. Postscripts by Harry L. Smith, "Flight East" and H.N. Oliphant, "Life on the Greenland Ice Cap."
Tribes and temples : a record of the expedition to middle America by Frans Ferdinand Blom( Book )

11 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellow sun, bright sky : the Indian country stories of Oliver La Farge by Oliver La Farge( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raw material by Oliver La Farge( Book )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Five families; Mexican case studies in the culture of poverty
Alternative Names
Farge, Oliver, La.

Farge Oliver La 1901-1963

Farge, Oliver La 1901-1963 II

Farge, Oliver La, II, 1901-1963

La Farge, Oliver 1901-1963

La Farge, Oliver Hazard Perry.

La Farge Oliver Hazard Perry 1901-1963

La Farge, Oliver II

LaFarge, Oliver.

Lafarge, Oliver 1901-1963

LaFarge, Oliver Hazard Perry 1901-1963

Oliver La Farge Amerikaans auteur

Oliver La Farge amerikanischer Anthropologe und Autor

Oliver La Farge amerykański pisarz i etnolog

Oliverius La Farge

Оливер Ла Фарж

اولیور لافارگ

ኦሊቨር ላፈርጅ

オリヴァー・ラファージ

Languages
English (398)

German (59)

Spanish (33)

French (9)

Dutch (5)

Czech (4)

Swedish (3)

Danish (2)

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Five families; Mexican case studies in the culture of povertyBehind the mountainsThe enemy godsA pause in the desert : a collection of short storiesRaw materialFive families; Mexican case studies in the culture of poverty